Bill Wyman - Back To Basics

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Back to Basics is the fourth solo album by British blues musician Bill Wyman, released in June 2015 via Proper Records.

Back To Basics does exactly what it says on the label. It is unashamedly stripped back. The snappy lyrics are refreshingly audible and the instrumentation is clean, subtle and accomplished.

Bill Wyman's first solo album in 33 years wears its influences on its sleeve – Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, JJ Cale – and there's more than a passing nod to Bill's own English background. It is that rare thing, a melt of styles and genres that work together - uplifting in a jaunty, dancey way and pensive in a bluesy, narrative way.  

Bill Wyman's last solo UK album, Bill Wyman, was released in 1982. Back To Basics comprises only his fourth UK solo release. But Bill has not been idle of course. 31 years in The Rolling Stones, author of seven learned books, globally exhibited photographer, metal detecting expert with his own brand of metal detector, producer, composer for film and TV and founder of the very successful Rhythm Kings who release albums and tour regularly - he has had a pretty full calendar.

It was only when archiving old demos last year he realised he had around 60 songs he'd never released. He chose three songs that needed reworking and did just that. He put them together with brand new songs and went into his studio to record them.  The album comprises 12 tracks in total, eight of which are new songs. Musicians joining Bill in the studio include long-time collaborator/guitarist Terry TaylorGuy Fletcher (Mark Knopfler), Graham Broad and Robbie McIntosh while co-production credit goes to Andy Wright (Jeff Beck, Eurythmics, Simply Red).  

On Bill Wyman's 'Back To Basics' you get music that's the real deal!

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic writes in a positive review of the album "...His voice is breathy, weathered, and rough but he's as unashamed of his limitations as he is of using outdated synths elsewhere. He's very comfortable using Back to Basics as an excuse to relax, to just settle back with some friends to play amiable tunes. While the songs are sturdy enough to withstand such gentle rocking, this is a vibe record, the sound of an old pro playing not because it's necessary but because it's fun."

Check out a few tracks of the album.  I Got Time (Snippet),  What & How & If & When & WhyRunning Back To You , (Stuff) Can't Get Enough and She's Wonderful.

This album is released on CD housed in a jewel case with booklet, pressed in Europe.

This is a Music On Vinyl Limited Edition release of 1,000 Copies, Individually Numbered on Red 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl with a Printed Insert, pressed in Europe.





What & How & If & When & Why                 



I Lost My Ring



Love, Love, Love



Stuff (Can't Get Enough)



Running Back To You



She's Wonderful






I'll Pull You Through






Just A Friend Of Mine



It's A Lovely Day



I Got Time


SKU 8718469540396
Record Label Proper Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP1538
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 07 September 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 22 June 2015
Barcode # 8718469540396
Shipping Weight 0.2900kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Coloured Audiophile Vinyl, Red Vinyl, Printed Insert, 1,000 Copies Individually Numbered
Vinyl Colour Red
Genre Blues
Genre Rock
Genre Chicago Blues

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